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Bira's five-point plan to save shops

A five-point plan to Save Our Shops (SOS) has been issued by the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira). 
9 March 2020


The former European Federation of DIY Manufacturers (fediyma) has rebranded as the Home Improvement Manufacturers Association (HIMA), with an expanded range of benefits for members. 
9 March 2020

Squire’s Garden Centres donates 300 trees

Squire’s Garden Centres has donated 300 Silver Birch trees to local parks and green spaces as part of its ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign. 
6 March 2020

New paint collection between Crown Paints, Elle Decoration and Homebase

Homebase has been exclusively selected to be the only home and garden projects retailer in the UK to stock the new paint collection from the world’s leading design magazine, Elle Decoration and Crown Paints 
6 March 2020

Notcutts and Thrive launch wellbeing resource

Reducing stress and anxiety by connecting to the therapeutic power of gardens and nature is the target of a new campaign being launched. 
6 March 2020

National Children's Gardening Week launched

National Children’s Gardening Week (NCGW) promotes gardening to the general public and encourages garden centres across the UK to hold events throughout the week of 23-31 May 2020. 
5 March 2020

Dobbies partners with SmartPlant

Dobbies has partnered with specialist plant care app, SmartPlant. 
5 March 2020

Bira calls for Coronavirus business fund

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is calling for the Treasury to set up an emergency business fund to help those affected by coronavirus. 
5 March 2020

Creating a Ripple at Elliotts Builders Merchants

Retail interior and display specialist Ripple has transformed Elliotts builders’ merchants’ Ringwood branch in Hampshire 
4 March 2020

Homebase announces partnership with Dwell

Homebase has announced it has signed a new partnership with lifestyle brand, Dwell. 
4 March 2020

HTA launches E-learning app

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is very excited for the launch of its E-learning app this spring – The HUB. 
4 March 2020

Greenfingers product displays to drive Garden Re-Leaf day

With Garden Re-Leaf Day on the horizon (13th March 2020) now is the perfect time for garden retailers to think about how they’ll be supporting the annual fundraising event. 
3 March 2020

Positive trading results in 2019 for Travis Perkins

Travis Perkins Group produced a positive performance in 2019 against a challenging market backdrop 
3 March 2020

New ecommerce director for Kingfisher

Kingfisher has announced the appointment of Sue Harries as group ecommerce director. 
3 March 2020

New dates for Hardware Fair announced

The International Hardware Fair, which was postponed this year, has a new date. It will be held 21-24 February 2021 in Cologne.

2 March 2020

BHETA to host Credit Forum

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is holding its next Credit Forum on 24 March to include its regular update on all current credit and risk management issues in the retail sector. 
2 March 2020 prepares for Ocado split

Waitrose is starting a national online roll-out programme, adding its online delivery service to 24 more of its shops across the country. 
2 March 2020

Board changes at Travis Perkins

Following its Board meeting on 27 February, the company has announced some directorate changes. 
28 February 2020

Screwfix to host digital marketing training

Screwfix are partnering with Google Digital Garage to provide free online and in-person digital skills training to help people grow their business. 
28 February 2020

The future looks bright for Homebase

Homebase has provided a positive 2019 report, with a promising growth plan for 2020. 
28 February 2020

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